About Us

TAGALONG TOURS is owned and operated by Paul Stafford from his home base in Cairns, which is in Far North Queensland, Australia.

This starting point provides him with a fantastic opportunity to thoroughly explore the local surroundings giving him a deeper knowledge and a better understanding of the many places that he now regularly visits.

Paul has over 30 years of experience in off road adventures all over Australia. He is pleased to do what he really loves the most, and that’s to help you get out and see Australia 4×4 style. His team will give you the opportunity and peace of mind to explore the many wonders that this country has to offer.

It’s likely that you will surprise yourself with your improved driving skills, with the backup of an experienced tour guide to call on.

Paul and his team will guide and assist you in the basic skills of four wheel driving to suit the terrain in which you will be travelling. Even beginners with their very first 4WD can be confident that they will get through their big adventure safely.

WARNING: Once you’ve done your first trip, you’ll be back and wanting more!

The tours are designed to get the most from the landscape in suitable timeframes, taking into account the needs of the clients. So, whether you are after crystal clear blue waters, red ochre bull dust or dry sandy plains, mud, sand or dirt or a combination of the lot, it’s all well and truly covered.

The dedicated staff at Tagalong Tours are all trained in Senior First Aid and CPR. They have extensive knowledge of the Australian landscape, its flora and its fauna, as well as indigenous cultures. This ensures your trip will not only be fun and exciting but will also be an interesting and memorable experience.

Personally escorted on the tour by Paul or one of his team, you can be sure that your adventure will be of the highest quality and standard.

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Tagalong Tours of Australia is a:

  • Queensland Transport Accredited Operator
  • Fully licensed Commercial Tour Operator with the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management
  • Fully licensed Commercial Tour Operator with the New South Wales Department of Environment & Heritage
  • Fully licensed Commercial Tour Operator with the South Australian Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Fully licensed Commercial Tour Operator with the Northern Territory Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport
  • Fully licensed Commercial Tour Operator with the Western Australian Department of Parks & Wildlife
  • Member of Caravanning Queensland
  • Member of Cape York Sustainable Futures
  • Member of Outback Queensland Tourism Association
  • Member of Tourism Tropical North Queensland.

Customer Testimonials

Thanks Paul for allowing us to enjoy the Top End with you. Couldn’t think of a better way for newbies to be introduced to such a wonderful piece of Australia.
Ezio & Luisa, Springvale VIC

Thank you Paul, we had a great time. Glad we got to the top with you.
Shayne & Nancy, Cloverdale WA

Thanks Paul for a very memorable experience and getting us to the Cape and back. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Bob & Fay, Strathfieldsaye VIC

This trip to the Cape was more than we expected. The local history you exposed us to has deepened our appreciation for our pioneers. Keep enjoying your work and adventures.
Angelo & Michelle, Russell Lea NSW

Thanks for getting our old Troopie through the OTT to the Tip. Your knowledge of the Cape and your many stories made it an adventure we’ll remember for a long time.
Matt & Natalie, Barrack Point NSW

Thanks Paul for the experience of a lifetime. Looking forward to the next trip with you.
Mal & Pauline, Ngunnawal ACT

Thanks for letting us explore the last frontier of Australia.
Renato & Maria, Hallam VIC

Thank you Paul for the wonderful trip and thank you for the enjoyment of seeing our great country.
Ken & Peggy, Lalor VIC

What an awesome way to see an amazing part of our great country. A tagalong tour took us to some amazing places and we have met some amazing people and seen many places of interest. Thanks so much Paul, this is a memory we will treasure forever.
Rob & Liz, Stanhope VIC

Thanks again for a great trip and your company during the trip. It was fantastic and I will be recommending you to anyone that is considering doing a similar trip.
Peter & Kaylene, Melton VIC

We would like to thank you for a fantastic trip. Your passion for the country as well as your experience and knowledge turned the trip into an unforgettable experience. We had a ball.
Mike & Maxine, Birkdale QLD

Thank you for a great trip. We will certainly be recommending you to others. We will be checking on your website for others in the future. Thank you so much for your time, patience, and proficient service you gave us while on tour.
Dave & Debbie, Armidale NSW

Thanks again for a most AWESOME adventure. All of us had a great time, and are constantly talking through our memories together, and with other people. Your passion for the Cape, your ability in keeping us safe, enthused, confident and motivated as well as extremely well fed, was so much appreciated. 10/10 !! Thanks for sharing your life and the Cape York adventure with us. Joining with you on the August 2010 Cape York tour was one of most definite highlights of our whole trip around Australia – and we would (and already have) recommend it to everyone. If you going to ‘do’ Cape York, you have to ‘do’ it with Tagalong Tours and Paul Stafford!! Cameron is still raving about the swim at Eliot Falls. I have a whole new appreciation of the word “interesting” – which now brings up memories of challenging and exciting creek crossings.
Cameron & Angela & family, Jindabyne NSW

We’re back in The Netherlands after some very good days in Sydney. Being back in school/work it feels as if it was ages ago that we travelled to Cape York. We had such a good time and we cherish our memories. Thanks again Paul for this great experience.
Leo & Charlotte & family, The Netherlands

Thanks for a great trip.
Wayne & Liz, Geraldton WA

Thank you for our time away, we did enjoy ourselves. We are planning to head up that way in a couple of years to do it again.
Rick & Jenny, Canberra ACT

Paul, thank you for a fantastic trip with memories to last forever. Go tagalongtours.com.au !!
Wayne, Noble Park VIC

Paul, we enjoyed the trip immensely. Best wishes for future endeavours.
Gary & Pam, Bridgeman Downs QLD

Great trip Paul. Lots of family memories.
Andrew & Kevina & family, Scarborough QLD

We’ve had plenty of time to reflect on the trip to Cape York and really believe it to be one of the best experiences that we’ve had. The little dramas along the way helped us to get to know each other, work together and bond as a group. Thanks to you all for helping to make our trip a great one. A special thanks to you Paul for your friendship and leadership. We look forward to meeting up somewhere in the bush some time in the future. All the best.
Tony and Sue, Kangaroo Island SA

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